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reassigned is suing. >>> and hadiya pendleton was killed just days after attending the president's inauguration. her parents joining us live. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. the man credited for making basketball for the masses he's now passed away. jerry buss was 80 years old. the lakers won ten titles under his tenure. he's showcased magic johnson, kareem abdul-jabbar and kobe bryant. he suffered from cancer. joining us is eric fisher, "sports illustrated" senior writer jim trotter joining us on the phone from san diego. first of all, jim, let's go to you, what were the circumstances around this death. was this is a surprise? >> no, it had been rumored for a while that he was in bad health. you know, to me, jerry buss was one of the last figures -- he was one of the three greatest owners of my generation i'd say along with george steinbrenner and eddie debartolo. it was always be the end result. he would spend whatever it took win. it was about creating an atmosphere of excitement. giving fans more than just sports. he understand that he was selling entertainment,
. >> it's gotten a lot more attention with the first lady going to hadiya pendleton's funeral, and now he's heading home. he mentioned in speeches the violence there, but this i think will really bring it home. >>> republican senator marco rubio gave the republican response. amongry public i h rubio scored highest marks when he talked about big government. here is what he said. >> the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the west way to help hard-working middle class taxpayers, that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. more government isn't going to help you get ahead. it's going to hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunities. it's going to limit them. and more government isn't going to inspire new ideas, new businesses and new private-sector jobs. it will create uncertainty. >> republican senator rand paul gave the tea party response, chastised both parties for spending too much. here is what he said. >> he's often said there is not enough bipartisanship up here. that's not true. in fact, there's plenty of bipartisanship. bot
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